Last month Antaeus Dance presented Home Front at Pilgrim Congregational Church. While the concert was produced later than initially planned, it was well worth the wait. Marissa Glorioso's performance of her solo Apologia was a moving combination of strength and vulnerability. Jenita's new quartet Romani was delightfully dynamic and her premiere of Heart's Terrain, created with dancer Sherri Mills, was quite evocative. As much as I prefer to stay behind the scenes, I enjoyed dancing with both Kim Karpanty and the Company in Straight Foward & Slightly Off Kilter and Drift In, Drop Out. The concert closed with a reprise of Rustbelt, one of Jenita's homages to the place we all call home.
More posts to come on Prospect & Refuge. The Company will be sharing premiere excerpts at Cleveland Public Theatre April 15-18, 2010.
Photo of Sherri Mills and Amy Compton in Jenita McGowan's Romani by Simone Jowell